Canadian PSE Enrolment Up 1.2%, Now Topping 2 Million

Source: Statistics Canada via Academica

According to Statistics Canada, enrolments in public postsecondary institutions rose 1.2% for the 2013/14 academic year, bringing the total to more than 2 million. International enrolment rose even more quickly, up 2.5% over the previous year, and now accounts for nearly 10% of total enrolments. Enrolment rose the most in Ontario, followed by Quebec and British Columbia. Roughly 60% of enrolments were at the bachelor’s level or above. 56.3% of all students were women, but this proportion was only 45.6% for international students. Enrolment rose fastest in the category of architecture, engineering, and related technologies.

International Enrolment in Canada Increases by 10% from 2013 to 2014

Source: Canadian Bureau for International Education via Academica

International enrolment at Canadian schools increased by 10% from 2013 to 2014, according to a new report by CBIE. Students came primarily from China, India, South Korea, France, and Saudi Arabia, with 33% of the international student population coming from China. Just over half of the surveyed international students reportedly intended to apply for permanent residency after their studies. The survey revealed that international students were largely satisfied with their experience, with 95% reporting that they would recommend Canada as a study destination. “International education is critical to the future of Canada and Canadians,” said CEO and President of CBIE Karen McBride, who highlighted pathway programs as a great opportunity for Canadian higher education.

More Needs To Be Done For Enrolment in Higher Education: President

Source: Times of India | February 22, 2014

CHENNAI: Observing that India has made a good improvement on the enrolment in higher education, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said however more have to be done in this regard as countries like the US and Germany were far ahead in number. He said that enrolment ratio has increased from point six per cent to seven per cent but, we still have to be kept in mind that India was still behind nations like Germany and the US, whose enrolment ratios stood at 27 per cent and 37 per cent respectively. In his address at the first convocation of Indian Maritime University here, Mukherjee also urged the students to serve the society alma mater and the country.,/span>

TCS Insights: With college and university enrolment numbers on the rise, President Mukherjee remains focused on closing the gap between India and different western countries. Students would do well to become involved in their schools and still contribute to its success after graduation.

Goa second best in higher education access

Source: The Times of India via PwC – EdLive

The state has 24.59 institutes of higher education available per lakh for its youth in the age group of 18 to 23. As per a University Grants Commission (UGC) report higher education might not be up to the desired level in Goa, but is definitely one of the best available in the country in terms of access.

Goa is among 14 states that have better access to higher education than the national average of 12.14. The report also reveals that Goa ranks second in the country after Chandigarh in terms of gross enrolment ratio with over 13% of its young population enrolled in colleges. The state government has facilitated accessibility of higher education and the concentration is not just city-based. In terms of money too, accessibility is good. The fee structure has been kept at an affordable level and various scholarships, interest free loans and schemes to SC and ST are provided.